I am new to this site and have some questions. I have fibromyalgia + was sent to a rheume who specialized in fibro. He diagnosed me also with Benign Hypermobility Syndrome (BHS). He told me to look it up for questions at my next visit. What I found was that it is a type III Ehlers-Danlos, but when I asked him about it, he said I did not have Ehlers-Danlos but I do have BHS. I did not understand. I also have VonWillebrand's (I'm a bleeder) have IBS, migraines, sleep disorder, Chronic Fatigue and more recently have had what my heart doctor and PCP think is POTS. My problem is that I have near syncope (typically) but have have 2 syncopal events within the past month. My BP had been low. They had me eating salt and on multiple trials of Rx meds to bring the BP up (plus fluids). The episodes still would occasionally still occur. Certain meds made the BP too high. Subsequently my heart doc took me off the med and told me that I now have developed hypertension (limit salt). He has not started me on HBP med yet until I see another heart doc who specializes in dysautonia (which may be months from now). Heat, activities where I am stooped or kneeling or bent down (like pulling weeds), and sometimes I don't know what other trigger are that make me faint. My BP drops and the heart rate goes anywhere from the 120s to 150s after I check them after I've rested from the episode. My questions are: does my having been diagnosed with BHS put me in Ehlers-Danlos? If it does, I will want to add that to my health history (as none of my docs really know anything about BHS). Is POTS common in Ehlers-Danlos? I am so tired all day. These 'spells' as I refer to them to my grandson who was with me when I had one (when he + I were on our bikes/alone and he was 4 but he just turned 7) make me very reluctant to be entrusted to babysitting my grand-daughter who just turned 3 and is always on the move. I did have 2 tilt table tests and a month of the heart monitor. The heart monitor test wasn't even completed when the heart doc called saying I had some kind of tachycardia (and he Rx'd med--but I would still occassionally have the near syncope, so he took increased the dose. Same thing. He changed the med. Same thing. Then no meds but still spells and he decided it was from dysautonia and now has determined it to be POTS). Since I am on no Rx for the HTN and it seems that activity makes the BP go higher (and I am not a very active person), I live guarded with what I do until this heart specialist sees me. There is so much I do not understand, but anyone who might be able to answer my questions, I want to thank you in advance.